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William M. Jardine, Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of Agriculture, signed this typed letter to U. S. Senator from Texas Earle B. Mayfield on Department of Agriculture stationery in 1929. Jardine and Mayfield both stepped down in 1929.
Typed letter signed "W M Jardine". Pencil notations on letter and blue ink notations on label, both in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¼x7¾, mounted to a 7½x9¾ sheet of black cardstock. Typed label on mounting card: "W.M. Jardine (1879 to 1929)/U.S. Sec. of Agriculture for Pres. Coolidge". Jan. 3, 1929. Addressed to the Honorable Earle Mayfield, U. S. Senate. Letter in full: "Dear Senator: With the opening of the new year I should like to express to you my appreciation of the contribution you have made to the welfare of agriculture. Your careful study of agricultural legis-lation in the last year has been of inestimable value. Your con-sideration of measure affecting the work of the Department of Agriculture has facilitated its operations and increased the value of its services to the nation. I hope the work of every member this department will continue to merit your interest and support. May I offer my personal wishes, and those of my associates in the department, for your prosperity and happiness in the new year? Sincerely,". The information on the label is incorrect. Jardine's term as Secretary of Agriculture ended in 1929, but he lived until 1955. EARLE B. MAYFIELD (1881-1964) was a Democratic U. S. Senator from Texas (1923-1929) as well as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. WILLIAM M. JARDINE (1879-1955), formerly President of Kansas State University (1918-1925), served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Calvin Coolidge (1925-1929) and was U. S. Minister to Egypt in 1930. He played an integral part in the 1926 formation of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation (BOTCC) after the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) adopted his suggestions for regular reporting of large trader positions, a business conduct committee and the formation of a centralized clearing house. Lightly toned, creased, bowed and rippled. Show-through from adhesive and discolored left and right edges, both of which touch signature. Light tears in right edges of letter and mounting card. Mounting residue and paper loss on verso of card (no show-through). Letter was folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: January 16, 1879 in Oneida County, Idaho
Died: January 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas

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